Call for children’s views and experiences of care

Date: 8th July 2021
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

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By hearing the voices of care experienced children and young people, local authorities can inform their service provision and make changes where children and young people say it is needed. Care experienced children and young people are asked to take part in two surveys to share their views: ‘Your Life, Your Care’, and ‘Your Life Beyond Care’. Both surveys are part of the ‘Bright Spots’ programme.

The surveys will provide an effective measure of wellbeing, quality of care and experience of leaving care, as they will capture the experiences of children from four years old up to the age of 25 through age-appropriate questionnaires.

‘Your Life, Your Care’ is a survey for children and young people in care, which uses three age-appropriate questionnaires (for ages 4-7, 8-11 and 11-18).

Scottish local authorities can participate in the pilot programme of these surveys in 2021, after which all local authorities will be able to participate.

For more information on the ‘Bright Spots’ programme and the ‘Your Life, Your Care’ and ‘Your Life Beyond Care’ surveys, click here.